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Review: TM Network at Tokyo International Forum

Music Dec 24, 2014

Review: TM Network at Tokyo International Forum

by Ena Okamoto

Just as the year drew to a close, so too did J-pop trio TM Network's touring schedule at the Tokyo International Forum's Hall A. The Quit 30 tour was the group's second tour of the year and began in October. It was timed to coincide ...

Review: TM Network at Fuchu no Mori Art Theater

Music Apr 29, 2014

Review: TM Network at Fuchu no Mori Art Theater

by Ena Okamoto

The fanks were out in full force on Saturday as J-pop trio TM Network launched its "the beginning of the end" tour. "Fanks" is a term coined to denote the band's fans and is loosely made up of the words "fan," "funk" and "punks." They ...

The noughties played it nice

Music Dec 18, 2009

The noughties played it nice

by Philip Brasor

The biggest Japanese music event in 2000 was Hikaru Utada's Bohemian Summer tour, which was launched at Tokyo's Yoyogi Pool that June. Since emerging in December 1998 with the single "Automatic," followed by the debut album "First Love" four months later, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter, ...

Music producer Tetsuya Komuro gets suspended sentence

National May 12, 2009

Music producer Tetsuya Komuro gets suspended sentence

OSAKA (Kyodo) The Osaka District Court on Monday sentenced pop music producer Tetsuya Komuro to a suspended three-year prison term for swindling an investor out of ¥500 million in 2006 by attempting to sell copyrights for songs he no longer owned. Presiding Judge Munehisa Sugita ...

Five years in prison sought for Tetsuya Komuro

National Apr 24, 2009

Five years in prison sought for Tetsuya Komuro

OSAKA (Kyodo) Prosecutors demanded a five-year prison term Thursday for pop music producer Tetsuya Komuro, who has pleaded guilty to swindling an investor out of ¥500 million in 2006 and repaid the sum plus arrears since the trial began earlier this year. "It was a ...